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Top 10 U.S. hospitals by Crohn’s disease diagnoses

Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases or IBD. It is named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932 along with his colleagues, Dr. Leon Ginzburg and Dr. Gordon D. Oppenheimer. IBD affects an estimated 3 million Americans.

Which hospitals treat the most Crohn patients?

Using data from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product, we analyzed hospitals by their total number of primary Crohn’s disease diagnoses for outpatient visits. The Crohn’s disease ICD-10 codes included in the review start with K50 with the most reported codes being K5000, K5010, K5090, K5080, K50818, K50819 and K0919.

The following list shows hospitals in order of primary diagnoses for 2021.

U.S. hospitals with the most Crohn’s disease diagnoses

RankDefinitive IDHospitalLocationNumber of primary diagnosesExplore dataset
13120Cleveland Clinic Main CampusCleveland, OH26,458Explore
22096University HospitalAnn Arbor, MI22,095Explore
32837Mount Sinai Medical CenterNew York, NY12,940Explore
45576Cincinnati Childrens Burnet CampusCincinnati, OH7,343Explore
53934North Central Surgical Center HospitalDallas, TX7,104Explore
61365IU Health Methodist HospitalIndianapolis, IN5,699Explore
72843Tisch HospitalNew York, NY5,083Explore
85783Ann & Robert H Lurie Childrens Hospital of ChicagoChicago, IL4,765Explore
91920University of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimore, MD4,206Explore
10851Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer CenterMiami, FL3,800Explore

Fig. 1  Data is from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product for calendar year 2021. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and is updated monthly. Data is accurate as of July 2022.

Cleveland Clinic, one of the top hospitals in the U.S., had the most outpatient Crohn’s disease primary diagnoses in 2021, with more than 26,000 cases. University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan had the second highest with 22,000 diagnoses. These two facilities have several thousand more outpatient diagnoses for Crohn’s disease than the remaining hospitals on the list. Several of the organizations are academic medical centers that research health conditions and two are children’s hospitals.

The hospitals on this list account for nearly 100,000 Crohn’s disease diagnoses and average 9,949 primary diagnoses per facility.

What is Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract. Inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can involve different areas of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in different people. This inflammation often spreads into the deeper layers of the bowel that can be both painful and debilitating.

While there’s no known cure for Crohn’s disease, therapies can greatly reduce its signs and symptoms and even bring about long-term remission and healing of inflammation. With treatment, many people with the disease can function well.

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